Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners

Offices: Moscow
Established: 2003
Number of lawyers: 27


Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners is fairly considered to be one of the leaders on Russian legal market, focusing on consulting and dispute resolution for foreign and Russian businesses.

The firm was incorporated in 2003 by Alexander Muranov and Dmitry Chernyakov. Its core attorneys and lawyers have been working together as a team since 1996. The firm has been steadily growing in size, from seven lawyers in 2002 to 25 in 2008, and continues to expand. The firm now has 27 lawyers working from the Moscow office.

Around 50-60% of Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners is litigation and arbitration, specifically for legal entities. The Firm deals only with commercial law issues, but does work for the management of its clients with regard to specific problems such as immovable property disputes, employment and labor law issues, inheritance, etc. as well. Foreign legal entities comprise 35% of the firm’s clients; a further 5% are senior managers of the firm’s corporate clients.

Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners mostly serves the mid-level market, although it does provide upper-level services. The Firm is known for its strong international track record. It specialises in legal issues with an international focus (eg international commercial arbitration, crossborder M&A, enforcement or foreign judgments, foreign investment, international taxation, international trade law, foreign-currency regulation and private international law).

Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners works closely with foreign law firms and has a steadily growing partnership network that includes firms from Belgium, Brazil, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Panama, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK and the USA. This professional partnership and cooperation with the law firms across the world offering clients integrated multijurisdictional legal advice.

Areas of practice: International Commercial Arbitration * Foreign Investment * M&A * Securities * Litigation (Courts of Arbitrazh and Courts of General Jurisdiction) * ADR * Foreign Currency and Foreign Currency Regulation * International Trade Law * Tax, Antitrust, Insolvency and other Public Law Matters Involving Foreign Persons * Business Licensing * Joint Ventures * Privatisation * Enforcement Procedures * Natural Resources (Including Related Sub-Surface and Environmental Matters) * Media * Fuel and Energy * Telecommunications * Bank Regulation * Real Estate and Related Transactions * Conflict of Laws * Notary Work (Complex Issues) * WTO Law

Denisovsky Lane 23, building 6
Moscow, 105005
Tel: +7 495 783 7450
Tel: +7 495 795 3279
Fax: +7 495 795 0390
Dmitry Chernaykov:
Alexander Muranov: